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Henry continued: "Let Mr. Madison tell me when did liberty ever exist when the sword and the purse were given up from the people? Unless a miracle shall interpose, no nation ever did, nor ever can, retain its liberty after the loss of the sword and the purse!

Patrick Henry was a prophet. I wish that he'd been wrong about the Fedgov but, alas, he was right. We or our children shall have to deal with the unintended consequences.

7 posted on 07/30/2002 1:11:34 PM PDT by Ancesthntr
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Patrick Henry was a prophet.......We or our children shall have to deal with the unintended consequences.

Unintended perhaps, but certainly not unforseen. Patrick Henry knew the time would come that the unscrupulous power hungry -- today's fascist left -- would arise. The founders had a grasp of human nature that eludes many today (or goes unspoken and unreported). They tried to warn us. We would not listen. Instead we cleaved to the siren's song: "Your freedom for your needs and security".

11 posted on 07/30/2002 1:52:11 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham
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